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Why Great Teams Matter, or How Workplace Culture Carries the Day

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9 mentions1 day ago 1 day ago
The San Francisco Giants are going to baseball’s World Series for the third time in five years. And a big reason why is the team’s workplace culture — a culture that organizations beyond baseball can learn from. The Giants are a “teamy” team, one with heaps of solidarity,

7 Tips For eLearning Professionals To Enhance Knowledge Retention

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6 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
This article features a number of tips and techniques that eLearning professionals can use to enhance knowledge retention for their eLearning audiences. After all, without knowledge retention, the overall eLearning experience won't offer any real value to the learners. Even most informative, engaging, and beautifully designed eLearning courses ...

Key Questions to Design and Implement a Mobile Learning Strategy

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5 mentions20 hours ago 20 hours ago
Login to see membership pricing and/or to see items you may have added using another computer or device Join ATD and gain immediate access to the talent development research, news, and best practices you need to take your career—and your organization—to the next level. Based on the hot-selling ...

In Defense of Employee Engagement

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3 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
Regular readers of HR Examiner have gotten a heavy dose of opinions in recent months, labeling employee engagement as “voodoo” and worse. And let’s be honest, there’s a lot of nonsense out there about engagement. But to take the broad position that engagement is “snake oil” isn’t just ...

Social Learning or Fauxial Learning?

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3 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
SOCIAL LEARNING is how we learn naturally and on a continuous basis – with our friends and colleagues. Social learning doesn’t require the use of social media, although it can be a powerful enabling tool, for instance to help us connect with our trusted network of colleagues (aka PLN) around the world to ask and answer questions, and exchange ideas, thoughts and experiences,. FAUXIAL LEARNING is about forcing people to use social tools in courses – or even in the workplace –and then confusing compliance with engagement (and even worse) ...

Gamification In Learning Through An Avatar-based Serious Game Concept

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4 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
In one of my earlier articles published in eLearning Industry portal on Aug 2014, I had shared a case study on the benefits of Gamification in learning (through a serious game concept). In this article, I am sharing another case study using the same content (on Account Management ...

What Can We Learn From the Global Effort Around Mobile Learning?

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2 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
Closing the achievement gap and giving all students access to a world of learning online remains one of the strongest allures of education technology. In the U.S., that conversation is often centered on the newest shiny device, slickest software or free app, but internationally mobile technology is revolutionizing ...

It’s About PEOPLE Strategy

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12 mentions5 days ago 5 days ago
I don’t think that there is anyone in the human resources profession who doesn’t yearn to be “strategic,” but what does that really mean? Are we strategic because we sit on the executive team? Are we strategic because we are invited to the party in important business planning,

It’s Sad But True: Don’t Expect to Get a Thank You in HR

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9 mentions6 days ago 6 days ago
She doesn’t have a mentor or a direct supervisor. She is leading an unusually big project for a woman her age. I have been hired to help guide her through the next few months. It is a neat assignment. This woman is tough and focused. She is working ...

Developing A Workplace Diversity Initiative

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8 mentions4 days ago 4 days ago
Merriam-Webster defines diversity as: the condition of having or being composed of differing elements and verity, especially the inclusion of different types of people (as people of different races or cultures) in a group or organization. In the last decade, the face and make-up of the workplace have ...

Top 5 Reasons To Have A Customizable eLearning System

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6 mentions6 days ago 6 days ago
As the fusion of education and technology accelerates, educators have access to a growing range of eLearning platform systems. With so many systems to choose from, how do you know which one is right for you? And what are the “must-have” features? I believe one of the non-negotiable ...

25 Things Skilled Learners Do Differently

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3 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
Imagine for a moment that all human beings had the same IQ, but that some of us knew how to tap into it better than others. How would we approach education differently? For starters, we wouldn’t have to concern ourselves nearly as much with boosting students’ academic confidence.

How can gaming contribute to development?

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4 mentions24 hours ago 24 hours ago
Our Technology Salon in New York City on Oct 7 focused on the potential of games and gamification in international development work. Joining us as lead discussants were Asi Burak (Games for Change), Nick Martin (TechChange), and Craig Savel and Stan Mierzwa from Population Council. TechChange is a ...

Invest in Tomorrow's Leaders Today - Lolly Daskal

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7 mentions7 days ago 7 days ago
Leaders at every level understand that the world is changing, and changing rapidly. If we want to remain effective, the most valuable investment we can make is the development of our leaders today to ensure great leadership tomorrow. When we invest in leadership for the future we need ...

How To Quality Check Your Own eLearning

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4 mentions1 day ago 1 day ago
Before you send your eLearning on for a quality review, how well do you test it yourself? A self-check may seem like an obvious task, but some people pass on their eLearning courses for a quality check when the work is less than stellar. Within a few minutes,

Information Design Is Key to the Future of Soft-Skills E-Learning

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2 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
In one of my earlier articles published in eLearning Industry portal on Aug 2014, I had shared a case study on the benefits of Gamification in learning (through a serious game concept). In this article, I am sharing another case study using the same content (on Account Management ...

The 4 Biggest Myths About Leadership

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2 mentions6 days ago 6 days ago
Whether it's the cause of business-school orthodoxy, or maybe it's the odd directions of media attention or maybe it's just a quirk of the popular imagination, there are so many myths that people believe about leaders and leadership. The truth is leadership is a privilege--maybe even a calling. It's something that has to be earned and learned over time. Make sure you're not building your own leadership on any of these commonly held myths and read on to uncover the truth: It's easy to assume that all entrepreneurs are leaders,

7 Payments to Passion

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4 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
The trouble with passion is the cost. Telling people to follow their passion is irrelevant in a world where they actually do. Passion makes the previous list relevant. Thanks to Facebook fans for filling in the blank. More on the Leadership Coffee Shop. Lots of people want something ...

Single Source Authoring: Liberating Instructional Designers In The 21st Century

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5 mentions6 days ago 6 days ago
When you hear the term "employee training," what image immediately jumps to mind? A group of workers dozing off in a board room? An employee isolated at a computer workstation? Among the greatest misconceptions surrounding learning and development organizations is that learning is stuck in the traditional teacher-led ...

Why Sustainability Is Integral to Risk Management

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5 mentions6 days ago 6 days ago
Enterprise risk management (ERM) has long been a growing priority of corporate executives and boards — not a surprise since political, economic and social change can occur quickly. But a study issued by the business reporting firm Workiva suggests sustainability-related risks should be part of a company’s core ...

What “The Voice” Teaches Us About Feedback and Coaching Done Right

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8 mentions1 week ago 1 week ago
It’s singing competition show that has four famous singer judges who compete against each other by picking teams of singers who compete against each other. But, The Voice doesn’t allow the professional judges/coaches to actually physically see the participants before they’re selected. It’s a “blind” audition. They the ...

How to use Captain Up to build better engagement

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2 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
Many of you have asked me about the gamification platform I used on my website here at yukaichou.com. For some, it has been a gruesome but rewarding experience of leveling up and climbing through the ranks. It’s no secret that the platform I use is called Captain Up.

Take Command: Leadership Lessons from A First Responder

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4 mentions1 week ago 1 week ago
Not many of us will face hostile enemy fire in foreign lands.We won’t lead a team to intervene in humanitarian situations, nor will we need to manage a crisis with lives literally on the line.Still, the leadership principles from these experiences are adaptable and applicable to all of ...

Leading in a World Gone Social – 3 Tips for Success

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7 mentions1 week ago 1 week ago
We are living in a world gone social. Social media has fundamentally changed the way consumers purchase products and services, the marketing and customer service strategies companies employ, and the way leaders engage with their people. If you think social media is just a fad or trend for ...

Why and How To Use Performance Goals in eLearning

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4 mentions1 week ago 1 week ago
Performance Support Performance goals pertain to measurable skills and talents that can be achieved during eLearning. They can be beneficial in both public and private eLearning settings, given that they allow learners to explore their strengths and improve upon weaknesses by fine tuning behaviors. In this article, I'll ...

eLearning For Soft Skills: What works?

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3 mentions5 days ago 5 days ago
How important is it to distinguish between hard and soft skills in the design of learning experiences? Many researchers think that it’s critical. The strategies needed to transfer hard skills, such as technical and procedural knowledge, can be quite different than the knowledge needed to develop soft skills,

How To Use Psychology in eLearning Design and Development Infographic

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5 mentions6 days ago 6 days ago
It acknowledges that colors have important roles in effective eLearning design because each one affects the mind. Experts define color psychology as the science of how color has an effect on human behavior. It’s a subset of behavioral psychology. What do we need to know about color? Start ...

5 steps to welcome a new employee

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4 mentions6 days ago 6 days ago
Congratulations! You made it and hired the best candidate for the job. He passed all interviews and tests to finally sit behind a computer, whose purpose is not to search for a job anymore. He dreamed about his first day and probably had panic attacks the night before: ...

Here's Why Interactive E-Learning is a Two-step Process

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5 mentions1 week ago 1 week ago
It’s a question I ask clients when they tell me they want an interactive elearning course. Usually they define interactive elearning with what we normally consider the “bells and whistles.” Often they mention things like fancy buttons that change colors and rollover effects. Sometimes we laugh those off ...

Respect the system! – Creating engaging systems training

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2 mentions5 days ago 5 days ago
SOCIAL LEARNING is how we learn naturally and on a continuous basis – with our friends and colleagues. Social learning doesn’t require the use of social media, although it can be a powerful enabling tool, for instance to help us connect with our trusted network of colleagues (aka PLN) around the world to ask and answer questions, and exchange ideas, thoughts and experiences,. FAUXIAL LEARNING is about forcing people to use social tools in courses – or even in the workplace –and then confusing compliance with engagement (and even worse) ...

Mindfulness in the Workplace Is More than Meditation

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3 mentions1 week ago 1 week ago
In a recent Huffington Post article, Ford Motor Company chairman Bill Ford and former Google.org director Larry Brilliant are described as business leaders who advocate mindfulness. The article then goes on to list ten executives who meditate regularly. It’s easy to assume mindfulness and meditation are the same.

Does Your Presence Inspire People to Inspire Each Other?

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4 mentions1 week ago 1 week ago
Many leaders believe that their presence must be the dominant force in the room.Yet if they are always the dominant force in the room, will others engage, commit, and own the goals?Or will people always be looking to the leaders?And what happens when the leaders are not in ...

Understanding The Internal Needs of Adult Learners

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4 mentions1 week ago 1 week ago
Is Training actually training or is it something more? Today's workplace is ever evolving, morphing and adjusting to new technologies, analysis and competition! A vast majority of companies seek to better their positioning through customer engagement models which seek to ground themselves in way which better embrace customers.

The 6 Social Learning Needs in eLearning Environments Infographic

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3 mentions1 week ago 1 week ago
All of us need to feel part of a group, part of something more important and certainly bigger than ourselves. When we don’t perceive our standing in the group, we use a ton of thinking capacity in attempts to fit in. Because of the social nature of human ...

How data and technology will accelerate city sustainability

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3 mentions1 week ago 1 week ago
How can technology transform buildings and cities into spaces that can adapt to societal, economic and climate shocks? How can data analytics accelerate urban sustainability and create value for buildings and cities? How can infrastructure innovation move cities beyond the basic greening of Main Street business? These are ...

6 reasons to get on board with gamification

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4 mentions1 week ago 1 week ago
You want students to learn. Shall we play a game? Absolutely! But what is a game? Game: a form of play or sport, especially a competitive one played according to rules and decided by skill, strength, or luck. Is Game-Based Learning the Same as Gamification? Not exactly. Gamification ...

6 Great SAT Prep Apps

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5 mentions1 week ago 1 week ago
Ever searched for a great SAT prep app in iTunes? At the following article you will find 6 SAT prep apps that will benefit any student preparing for the SAT. Also these SAP prep apps are free to download with a few offering in-app purchases for additional features ...

Five Things a Web Designer Needs to Know About the xAPI

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2 mentions6 days ago 6 days ago
If you are an instructional designer, you should read the Learning Solutions article published October 13, 2014, “Ten Steps to Plan and Communicate Your xAPI Design to a Web Developer.” If you are a web developer, and have been asked to implement an Experience API (xAPI) solution that ...

Power to the People: Should Training Be Democratized? by Ben Muzzell

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3 mentions1 week ago 1 week ago
For a learning and development (L&D) leader, the list of priorities is endless. Surrounded by opportunity and driven by demand, the question is not “what should we do” but rather“what can we afford to do?” But L&D is caught between anever-increasing need for training and an ever-shrinking budget.

Psychology and Human Behavior in the Job Interview

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4 mentions1 week ago 1 week ago
The study of the human mind and human behavior is known as Psychology. We have taken the most relevant psychological techniques and made them relevant to the job interview to give you an advantage over the job competition.Each of these psychological techniques when implemented will increase likeability, rapport ...

Ten Steps to Plan & Communicate Your xAPI Design to a Web Developer

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2 mentions6 days ago 6 days ago
If you are an instructional designer, you should read the Learning Solutions article published October 13, 2014, “Ten Steps to Plan and Communicate Your xAPI Design to a Web Developer.” If you are a web developer, and have been asked to implement an Experience API (xAPI) solution that ...

Leveraging the 5 Keys of Employee Engagement

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9 mentions2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
To become an engaged employee, you first need to have the basic elements of job satisfaction. These include pay, benefits, tools and resources, and a safe working environment. Once you are satisfied with these elements, you can fully engage in your work. Our research shows that the five ...

Personal and Organizational Benefits of “Learning Out Loud”

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3 mentions1 week ago 1 week ago
To some, the three words above represent a personal learning philosophy of sharing what you’re doing and how you’re doing it. To others, it’s more reflective, sharing what you’ve done and how you did it. Both interpretations have tremendous value, but, for the moment, let’s focus on what ...

How Stress Affects the Brain During Learning

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3 mentions1 week ago 1 week ago
A fight or flight reaction may be useful in some situations, but it is highly detrimental in the classroom. Whether anxiety stems from test taking or from an unstable home environment, the brains of students experiencing high levels of stress look different than those who are not — ...

Survey Says Nearly One-Third of Employers Plan to Hire This Quarter

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8 mentions2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
In what could be the strongest finish since before the Great Recession, an increasing number of employers say they intend to hire full-time permanent workers this quarter. CareerBuilder’s quarterly survey of employers found 29 percent of them expect to add permanent headcount before the end of 2014, an ...

The Big Disconnect: Study Shows the Gap Between HR and Employees

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8 mentions2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
ADP recently released a report which, based on data they’ve collected from several studies, examines the causes and implications of a persistent disconnect recorded between HR’s and employees’ perceptions. The topic is an interesting one: Despite the vast improvement in and efficiency of communications tools and processes that ...

Motivate Your Learners! The Self-Determination Theory for e-Learning

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4 mentions2 weeks ago 2 weeks ago
Motivation—it’s something e-Learning professionals are always talking about. How do I motivate my learners? Why aren’t my employees motivated? What can I add to my e-Learning course to motivate learners to finish (and actually take away valuable knowledge)? Self-Determination Theory (SDT) is a theory of motivation, focusing on ...

97% of companies fail to provide data on key sustainability indicators

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2 mentions1 week ago 1 week ago
New report finds only 129 of 4,069 largest companies listed on the world’s stock exchanges are disclosing the most basic sustainability information Only 128 of the 4,609 largest companies listed on the world’s stock exchanges disclose the most basic information on how they meet their responsibilities to society,

Why you must use empathy effectively in UX design

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2 mentions1 week ago 1 week ago
Empathy arguably underpins user experience design more than anything else. Without it, we would all essentially be flying blind, lacking any clues as to what our users want or need from the things we create. Empathy allows us to imagine ourselves in our users’ shoes and better understand ...

A Guide to Game-Based Learning

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4 mentions1 week ago 1 week ago
You want students to learn. Shall we play a game? Absolutely! But what is a game? Game: a form of play or sport, especially a competitive one played according to rules and decided by skill, strength, or luck. Is Game-Based Learning the Same as Gamification? Not exactly. Gamification ...
 

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